It is fun....I know. It was really weird for me when I finally unraveled all of the family connections....all my life growing up I slept in the room that was used by Laura and Amedee....new mattress!!! but the same actual bed. There were signatures of them carved into the glass in one of the living room windows. I know that he married Margaret Lindsay when she was very young...I think only 17 or so. And he was about our age...I know that he did die in New York and is buried there. I have a letter from Henriette Roux Blanchet (his mother in law) that was sent to Robert Hunter (another husbnad of one of the other Blanchet daughters) that told of how the end of his life was. It was pretty greusome....but makes it all very real. He died of cancer after quite a long illness. He had had multiple amputations prior to his eventual death. I will try to find the letter and copy it for you...it says he was on laudnum for the last few months of his life and was very peaceful in the end....but a morphine/opium mix might tend to do that. Last year I spent a few weeks back east tracking down all sorts of details...it was fascinating.